Trusts & Estates Attorney

By appointment only

Joseph A. Materna

 Joseph A. Materna New York 

Admitted to

New York,
​New Jersey

Florida Bars

Staten Island Office:

155 Johanna Lane

Staten Island, NY 10309

T: (718) 948-5230

F: (718) 317-7440

Manhattan Office:

The Trump Building
40 Wall Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10005

T: (646) 512-5762

F: (718) 317-7440

View my Video from Preeminent AV Legal Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards 
Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who Press Release
Marquis Who's Who Top Lawyers, Award

Lawyers of Distinction,  Award

Who's Who Lifetime Achievement,  Award

​​​JOSEPH A. MATERNA, received his B.A. Degree from Columbia College and his J.D. Degree from Columbia Law School, both of Columbia University.  He is a member of the Bar of New York, New Jersey and Florida. Mr. Materna is an Arbitrator in the New York City Civil Court, and a Member of the Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association. A full list of his professional associations and memberships are provided below, but some of them include: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Richmond County Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Member Committee on Estate and Trust Administration; New York County Lawyers' Association; American Judges Association; Estate Planning Council of New York City; State of New Jersey Bar Association; Planned Giving Board, the Arthritis Foundation, and Bequests and Planned Gifts Committee of the Archdiocese of New York. Mr. Materna is admitted to all local State and Federal Courts, United States Supreme Court, and the United States Tax Court and Probate Courts in all of the counties in Florida. A full list of his specialty areas can be seen in the above link named "Practice Areas", some of which include: Trusts and Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Probate and Estate Administration and all aspects of Real Estate. He is married to his wife, Dolores, and has three children, Jodi Marie, Jennifer and Janine. He has been recognized by Columbia University to be the first Alumnus of Columbia College who has had three daughters who have also graduated from Columbia College in its history.

Bar Admissions:

New York
New Jersey

U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Supreme Court

Florida Probate Courts - in all counties in Florida


Columbia Law School, Columbia University, J.D., NY, NY

Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A., NY, NY

Published Works:

Charitable Giving Under Your Will, The Arthritis Reporter

The Living Will - An Update, The Arthritis Reporter

New U.S. Estate and Gift Tax Rules for Non-Citizen Spouses, The Arthritis Reporter    

The New Estate Tax Law Changes - An Update, The Arthritis Reporter.

Honors and Awards:

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review  AV Rating for over 25 Years, Highest Possible Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, 2010-present - View Video

Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by
Marquis Who's Who
Press Release

Named, Top Trusts & Estates Attorneys in New York City by Avenue Magazine

Named, Top 100 Trusts & Estates Attorneys in New York State by The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014-present

Named, Top 10 Best Estate Planning Attorneys in New York for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service by the American Institute of Legal Counsel - 2019 - View Video

Lawyers of Distinction, Award

Honors and Achievement Recognition:

Who's Who Lifetime Achievement

International Who's Who

Who's Who in the World

Who's Who in America

Who's Who in American Law

Who's Who in the East

Continental Who's Who

Strathmore's Who's Who

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York


New York County Lawyers' Association


New York State Bar Association, Committee on Estate and Trusts Administration


New Jersey State Bar Association


Richmond County Bar Association


Queens County Bar Association


The Florida Bar Association


New York City Civil Court


American Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators


American Judges Association


Estate Planning Council of New York City


The Arthritis Foundation

Member, Planned Giving Board

Bequests and Planned Gifts Committee of the Archdiocese of New York


National Association of the Estate Planning Council


Memorial Sloan-Kettering National Trusts and Estates Association


Columbia College Alumni Association

Alumni Class President, Class of 1969

Columbia Law School Alumni Association


Richmond Town Historical Society